2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    12 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 May 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Actual salary

Effective salary range £24,051 - £26,707

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • A good understanding of safeguarding in a school setting
  • Clear and consistent Vision and Values
  • Ability to motivate and empower others
  • Positive attitude to continuous improvement
  • Flexible leadership styles
  • Leading by example
  • Effective communication skills
  • Summary of the main aspects of the post

    • Ensure, wherever possible, the safety of all students and staff at the school
    • Provide immediate updates to the Head of School and Assistant Head for Safeguarding of all serious safeguarding incidents involving students and/or staff
    • Provide advice and guidance to leadership and staff on any safeguarding concerns at all levels of risk
    • Provide half termly reports to the Head of School and Assistant Head for Safeguarding, leadership and governance on the whole school safeguarding picture, developments and next steps
    • Management of team and the responsibility to continually develop, each member of the team professionally in their respective role
    • Provide and facilitate bespoke and statutory training and CPD for staff
    • Be aware of and respond to the ongoing developments and legislation changes within the educational landscape with regard safeguarding
    • Build positive relationships with students and families through communication and implementation of effective systems
    • Liaise with outside agencies, attending internal and external meetings where appropriate
    • Develop effective lines of communication with all staff, in particular those staff with pastoral responsibility
    • To develop and facilitate reintegration packages for students
    • Contribute to the overall aims and ethos of the school
    • Participate in the performance review process

What the school offers its staff

The successful applicant will be a positive and motivated individual with personal drive. They will work in a calm and organised nature way and demonstrate the understanding of working professionally to strict deadlines. They will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of circumstances. They will have the ability to work both as part of a team and independently whilst maintaining positive and successful working relationship with colleagues.

Further details about the role

Summary of key aspects of the deputy designated safeguarding lead:

  • To work with the other DDP in supporting the SDP in the development of safeguarding and child protection policies, training, procedures and guidance for the school.
  • Work closely with the LA to ensure The Prescot School is compliant in all aspects of Safeguarding.
  • Ensure all TAF cases are fully coordinated, through liaison with other SG team members and the admin staff as appropriate.
  • To receive and coordinate referrals, arrange action and review services for children and families.
  • To maintain accurate, confidential and up to date documentation on safeguarding and CP cases, including appropriate data.
  • Maintain a high profile as the recognised point of contact freely available to all wishing to raise concerns or seek help or guidance regarding safeguarding or CP issues.
  • To be the school lead in attending multi agency meetings where required.
  • Work with the Assistant Principal for Safeguarding to provide training for all staff and ITT.
  • Prepare reports for SLT and Governors as appropriate.
  • Actively seek out relevant and up to date training and ensure each member of the safeguarding team attends training appropriate to their role and development needs.
  • To attend weekly safeguarding meetings, sharing information regarding current CP, CIN, TAF cases.
  • To be the school lead when completing MARFs.
  • To support the DSL with the management of Low Level Concerns.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Prescot School is committed to safeguarding, to promoting the welfare of children and adhering to the Equality Act 2010. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. To comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 all prospective employees will be required to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. By engaging in the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates consent to an online search in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance 2022.

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About The Prescot School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
855 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0151 477 8709

The Prescot School is situated in a state of the art, 21st century building, situated on the outskirts of Prescot, approximately ten miles from Liverpool City Centre. We are an 11-16 school which opened in September 2016 as a convertor Academy, linked to the outstanding ‘The Heath Family Trust’. Our ethos of high aspiration, support and challenge permeates every aspect of our work. Students are challenged and supported by a team of dedicated and professional teachers who strive to achieve the absolute best for the students they teach with high expectations of all individuals at all times. Our positive and caring atmosphere, backed by excellent resources, makes this a wonderful place to build your career in a supportive learning environment.

Arranging a visit to The Prescot School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kbrackley@prescotschool.org.uk.

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